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10 Pallets Double-sided Herringbone Barn Door

  • 10 pallets

  • hard

  • 12h

  • $100

My neighbors purchased hardware for a barn door over a year ago. Their plan was to find a door they could re-purpose. They couldn't find anything large enough that didn't cost over $2000. Neighborhood Craftsman to the rescue!

I made this double-sided herringbone barn door off with 10 repurposed pallets. I found some with great pine, oak, maple and cedar (these are what I could identify, more on how to identify the different types of pallet wood).

After using my new pallet buster (where have you been all my life) I pulled all the nails and ripped and planed the pieces to desired sizes. I then cut them into pieces to place in the herringbone pattern. Each piece is 10" long and 2 3/4" wide and 1/2" thick.

This door is 2 sided and the work involved was nothing short of 2 doors. I had to work one side at a time. I started with 1/2" plywood and framed it in with a 1x4 material. It was also planed to the same thickness as the planks. The border was glued and clamped overnight.

Once dry I started placing the pattern. I sorted the planks into like colors and grain so I could have a random pattern. I cut all the edge pieces with my chop saw and once I was happy with the pattern I pulled them up a section at a time and glued them down. I let it dry for a day and sanded any rough spots. I then flipped it over and repeated the process.

The border was stained with Jacobean from Minwax, the pattern has a few coats of Tung Oil and then a coat of semi-gloss poly was added.

The final door measurements were 40" wide and 84" high. It is 1 1/2 inches wide.

Richpeirce
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Océane Mercier

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Nick Wilson

You do absolutely fantasticl wood work my freind. Proud of your skill and intuition is well deserved on your behalf imo. Never stop creating.

Els van Lierop

where is this one going ?

Belinda Peddie

Not sure yet. Maybe the bedroom. Or lounge.

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